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commended him for raising $350,000. then it was found that the parks department had $54 million hidden in its own budget. >> it is no shame on them if they didn't know. >> reporter: more than enough to keep them open. >> i feel duped. >> reporter: unfortunately, the $54 million was found just after the preservation fund wrote a check to the state for $279,000. the volunteers want the money back. >> i think we should probably write to all of the donors and offer their money back. because it was gotten under false pretenses. >> reporter: the state says no can do. >> there is no mechanism right now in state law to have us refund money to the foundation. we have reached out to them. we would like to have a conversation with them about that. we would like to keep that partnership alive. >> they have never tried to reach us and there hasn't been any email contact either.
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>> reporter: the briggs say the damage is done in trust and money. another $20 million that was pledged is evaporating. >> we had big donors lined up and we don't have them anymore as a result of this fiasco. >> reporter: if they can't get their refunds, the volunteer group wants a memorandum of understanding with the state that their money, the $279,000 they already wrote a check for, can only be used for henry coe state park. that was the presumption that a lot of people, allen, donated their money on. that's where nent the money to -- that's where they want the money to stay and they may need it at some point. >> the state legislature commended this group. where is the state legislature on this if there is no mechanism to refund the money. can't there be one put in place? >> reporter: there could be. someone could pass a bill or an addendum that allowed the statetake this money so this is
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not the end of this. hopefully somebody out there will put that kind of a plan back into action so that these people -- these well meaning donors don't get duped. >> seems like the right thing to do. thank you, len. there was an outpouring of grief this morning for an east bay teacher who apparently killed himself. just days before the teacher was arrested on a charge that if proven could have ended his career. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran on the investigation that now ends with his death. [ crying ] >> my son's life... [ crying ] >> reporter: it's the second wave of shock for students, parents and teachers at albany middle school. >> we loved james. he has been part of our family. we're very active in sports. he's a great man. we just love him. it's a big loss for everybody. [ crying ] >> reporter: dozens gathered around this memorial mourning the death of 6th grade teacher james izumizaki.
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people in the crowd were holding each other in tearful moments. the alameda county sheriff says he was found dead in a car yesterday of an apparent suicide. investigators are reviewing a note he left behind and plan an autopsy today or tomorrow. >> it's just mind-boggling that this had to come to this. and it's a shame, i guess. he just -- i guess he just thought he was going to lose all the stuff that he was doing. >> reporter: it was only last wednesday these parents were dealing with the news izumizaki was arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act on a minor. police were investigating after one parent reported he had an inappropriate relationship with a former student. but these parents believed in izumizaki's innocence and that he succumbed to the pressure. >> nothing... we don't even not whole story. we don't even know. >> reporter: some parents say with izumizaki's untimely death, it's a story no one will truly know the answers to. in albany, cate caugiran, cbs 5. five homicide this is an
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eight-hour span in oakland. now the family of one of those victims wants answers. the most recent happened just before 3:00 this afternoon on 57th avenue. this morning, two men were killed in a shooting on 72nd avenue. last night, two more were killed in separate shootings on macarthur boulevard. four of the five men killed were shot while sitting in parked cars. no arrests have been made in any of the shootings. family members identified one of the victims as 23-year-old robert dell, jr., and they are fed up. they don't think police are doing enough. >> people don't like the cops. they won't find out who murdered my son. >> the five deaths now make 90 homicides on the year for the city of oakland. tempers are flaring right now outside oakland city council chambers and it's getting very loud. chamber doors have been closed, locking people out of tonight's meeting. protestors are upset that city leaders are restricting public access to meetings that
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citizens have a right to attend. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is there. what can you tell us about what's going on right now? >> reporter: right now, take a look behind me. you can see several dozen demonstrators on the front steps of city hall. they are relatively calm. but inside, we're told it just got even more chaotic than it's been over the last half hour as the fire marshal just declared that it's unsafe so they are trying to disperse the crowd. these pictures taken about 20 minutes ago. these are folks who were trying to get into the city council chambers, couldn't get in and they are letting the police know that they're upset about it. some of these folks are family members of allen blue ford a man killed in an officer- involved shooting recently. they have been demanding a full police report. others were members of oakland "occupy" who shouted down members at the last city council meeting until they had to prematurely adjourn it. so today, city leaders devised this new security procedure. they essentially limited public attendance inside the council chambers by cutting off the balcony. they are not allowing people up on the balcony or gallery as
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they call it. that cuts the crowd by half. now police are turning people away as folks here have been expecting some kind of trouble all day. >> i expect people to behave in a civil manner and allow us as elected officials do our job on behalf of the public. that's what i'm hoping for tonight, but i do believe there's going to be some disruption. so we are hoping to minimize that disruption and allow us to do the city's business. >> reporter: the city council meeting is proceeding as planned. but just outside the doors, there are confrontations with police. i wouldn't call them clashes right now but police are trying to shut down the cops standing guard right now. but police a couple dozen of them, there are about 100 protestors and more security guards here, as well. as for that report that i mentioned at the beginning of this from alan blueford's family they have been expecting the d.a. to release a report, the attorney representing the
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family says the report was released within the last hour. we'll definitely bring you the details. suffice to say this started about a beef about that report but it has grown as the city council has decided to curtail and turn people away as folks have been trying to attend the meeting today. >> a lot of activity there, a lot of people with a lot of questions. joe, keep an eye on this for us. thank you. other bay area headlines the suspect arrested in the molestization of a 9-year-old girl at -- molestation of a 9- year-old girl at a san mateo school is connected to another case in daly city. several girls say they found a man in a bathroom taking pictures. after seeing his arrest in the san mateo case, a teacher identified bradley mrozek as the same man in the girls bathroom. a seagull is apparently to blame for sparking a house fire in berkeley. a 12,000 volt line snapped and fell into the front yard of a delaware street house this morning after the bird landed
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on it. the live wire started a grassfire that quickly spread to the house. it did about $50,000 in damage to the roof but nobody was hurt. a father and son in vallejo have their smoke detectors to thank for saving their lives. they were awakened in the home by the alarm early this morning. the fire destroyed half the house. that young father by the way managed to salvage his college diploma that he had just earned a few months ago. one firefighter was treated for exhaustion. investigators looking into the cause. well, if you like this heat, then you enjoyed another day of record-breaking temperatures here in the bay area. in fact, it's been two years since san francisco baked in a heat wave that lasted this long. chief meteorologist paul deanno says hope you like change now because that's what's coming. >> yeah. what goes up must come down and it is going to be coming down soon after two straight days in the 90s. but for many of you triple digits, how about sonoma, 101 today. san rafael 101. livermore 103. richmond you hit 96.
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redwood city 95. fremont 93 degrees. back-to-back 90-degree days in downtown. low 90s yesterday and today. oakland you hit 94 today. hotter than yesterday. san jose you're up one degree and concord once again in the mid- to upper 90s. high temperatures mean high fire danger. we'll take you to one park that's closed because of that high fire danger. alum rock park closed. not supposed to be going in right now. the fire danger will come down tomorrow as the temperatures come down, as well. water was coming down from all those fountains everywhere including in oakley. the kids having a good time saying, you know what, don't worry about it, i'll cool off, mom and dad. kids enjoying the sunshine and warm weather and they likely won't be out at the fountains again tomorrow because we'll see a big change in the temperatures. outside right now, temperatures in the 80s and 90s for many of you. 93 degrees in vallejo. oakland 94. and right now in livermore it is still 100 degrees. the latest on the weather 24 hours a day, head to our website, i'll have your full forecast coming up in a few minutes j
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thank you. some good news tonight for the east contra costa county fire district. it recently had to close three of six stations and lay off more than a dozen firefighters. patrick sedillo on how some of them are being hired back. >> it is certainly a relief to get these guys back. >> reporter: that's what the mayor of oakley is saying about the rehiring of 15 full-time firefighters that lost their jobs. eight are returning and in all, there will be 27 new positions. >> unfortunately, we are the second largest fire department square mileage in contra costa county and so now you have three stations covering 250 square miles. >> reporter: a $7.8 million federal grant is making the hires possible. of the 15 laid off, eight are coming back and the other seven have found work elsewhere. >> definitely needed the money. with the failure of measure s to pass, we were forced to lay off half our fire department. >> reporter: also, 150 letters have gone out to displaced firefighters all over
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california. so if the positions still aren't filled they will be open to the public later this month. in addition, fire stations will reopen close to bethel island and this one in oakley. >> it's a good time. we needed jobs acted coverage. >> reporter: patrick sedillo, cbs 5. if you have a credit card, you could be looking at a refund. coming up in tonight's consumerwatch, the company accused of deceptive practices and who could cash in on an $85 million payout. >> we don't want to be a victim of our success. >> sports and ships, festivals and fairs. how san francisco's preparing for one of its busiest weeks ever. >> so this is genius. our standards are way too low. [ laughter ] >> awarded the title of genius. the idea born in the bay area and recognized by the white house. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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francisco this weekend. they will be bursting with event, fair warning. expect huge traffic jams near the bay and in san francisco this weekend because the city will be bursting with events including fleet week and the giants play-off games. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman finds out how the city plans to handle it all. >> reporter: hey, did you hear? couple of big baseball play-off games in the bay area this weekend. it's a sold-out football game at candlestick. there's america's cup racing, matey! it's fleet week. sir, yes, sir! with the blue angels! then there's the castro street fair. are you going to be there, naked guy? >> yeah. >> hardly strictly bluegrass 10,000 at golden gate park ♪ >> there's going to be hundreds of thousands again if not more than a million people converging on the city. >> reporter: sounds like a traffic nightmare. >> please, please, we urge you to take public transportation. >> reporter: one problem could
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arise here. now, with all due respect, you're talking a lot about public transportation. muni is not very good these days. that's not just an opinion. our transit system is on time little more than half the time. it's short 160 drivers. buses break down and can't make the runs, which go unfilled. >> i'm optimistic about this weekend? >> really? >> we are investing in the infrastructure which is the buses, the tracks, the trains, the traffic flow. and they are going to get better. >> reporter: this is the type of weekend lots of people get on muni for the first time and form opinions. muni is throwing everything it has at the weekend, which begs the question, if you can do it for a weekend, why can't you do it every day? >> because to sustain that level of activity, to sustain, you know, those ambassadors out on the street, all those extra vehicles, that's not sustainable. >> reporter: are you going to the game sunday? how are you getting there? [ inaudible ] >> reporter: you're driving?!
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apparently word didn't get everywhere. how are you getting to the game? >> we carpool. >> reporter: carpool. >> yeah. >> reporter: might be the smartest way out there. have you heard the term munigeddon? [ laughter ] >> reporter: he is hoping he never hears it again. mike sugerman, cbs 5. >> you can find everything you need to know about fleet week on the skippers of the america's cup boats getting ready for this week's races. the first round of races in august drew an estimated 150,000 people. this time, the elite sailing event as we said will be sharing the marina green with fleet week so organizers trying to use that to their advantage. >> we have worked out something that's hopefully beneficial to all parties. we had ships down at pier 32 with the rest of the teams, integrating the air show, communications, our p.a. systems, a lot of things we're working together with to make both events better than in the past. >> it helps when you talk with an accent from down under.
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practice racing began at 4 p.m. competition is thursday through sunday. a bay area man is being recognized as a genius tonight. but he is also gaining ground across the country for coming up with a simple solution to the war on poverty. cbs 5 reporter john ramos reports his idea is getting national attention even from the white house. >> reporter: a man who works in this building in oakland has an idea to fight poverty that's so simple and obvious, it's called brilliant. they are calling you a genius. so are you a genius? [ laughter ] >> our standards are way too low if this genius. >> reporter: maurice miller has been awarded a macarthur foundation genius grant for creating the family independence initiative. they bring together low income people and then do something unusual for a social service agency. they don't try to help. they let the clients think for themselves. >> there are very few programs that let that happen. funding doesn't allow that. funding requires that the
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organization of professionals intervenes. it starts with the other assumption. we start with, you know, if my staff intervenes, they're gone. >> reporter: that's right. he actually fired staff members who tried to offer advice. the point is to get people to come up with their own ideas on how to better their situations. working with the initiative inspired this woman to improve her life and now she's created her own nonprofit helping kids facing difficulties. >> it's not a handout. i believe that it starts with the person. you can have all the tools but you got to pick that tool up and work that tool out. >> we don't have a system that recognizes initiative. we only have a system that recognizes need. it sends the wrong message to have only one system. >> reporter: it's about getting people to trust and act on their own common sense and providing a system that offers resources to people who do. that seems like a simple idea. >> and sometimes, it is people who come up with the most simple things.
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>> reporter: so he's a genius? >> i think so. i work with a genius. my mother said it takes one to know one. [ laughter ] >> reporter: genius it seems has a way of spreading. in oakland, john ramos, cbs 5. well, first it was the discover card, now american express is paying out a multi- million dollar refund, as well. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains who is entitled to that money. >> reporter: well, some 250,000 people will all be getting a piece afternoon $85 million payout because the consumer financial protection bureau says amex used deceptive practices. now, that includes charging excessive late fees and discriminating based on age and telemarketers even trick some customers into signing up for a credit card by promising $300 they never got. who gets the refund? those customers who signed up for the sky blue along with others based on late fees and various products.
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american express will automatically deposit the money into eligible accounts or send you a check if you no longer have a card with them. now, if you're one of those people who complains when the holiday commercials start running well before halloween, you may have noticed this year you're getting a little reprieve. thanks to election season, the holiday shopping season is getting a late start because retailers can't compete with those pricy political ads for air time. but you can be sure they will make up for it come late november. and the national retail federation is optimistic the late season push will be enough to drive holiday spending even higher than last year. the newly released holiday retail forecast estimates sales will total nearly $6 billion. and that's an increase of more than 4% over last year. and with more mobile and social options out there, consumers are also expected to do more holiday shopping online this year. online retailers like dana -- [ laughter ] >> -- are anticipated to boost those sales by 12%. you may have already seen some
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of those online ads and advertisers clearly can't afford to advertise on tv. >> i have already started mine. >> yeah. >> dana has her shopping done. [ laughter ] >> i only do it that way -- it's great, efficient. and it comes in a package to the door. love it! [ laughter ] >> thank you, julie. guess what. being naked in public might become illegal in san francisco. we'll have to talk to the man sugerman just talked to. the fines and the exceptions. >> find out who will drop 30 degrees tomorrow and find out when this picture might be a rainy picture. there's rain in the forecast. a live look from our chopper. man, is it gorgeous outside. your forecast next. ,,,,,,
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dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools.
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suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. walk around naked in san francisco could soon be takn away. efuse to butt may shout liberation but the right to walk around naked
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in san francisco could soon be taken away. that's if nudists refuse to, shall we say, butt out of public plazas and busy streets. the measure that was introduced today calls for fines starting at $100. street fairs, parades, well, those are an exception. but there is other news. if the situation can resolve itself, the measure would be thrown out. so would people be fined for public nudity? should they be? take a survey on thank goodness it's going to get colder. right, paul? [ laughter ] >> that should cut down on that particular issue. should it not? >> yeah. >> 92. >> you think? >> i guess there would be more of that. 67 degrees not so much. >> not so many. >> just doing the math. >> not going there. let's go outside. peek outdoors and show you a beautiful shot here of golden gate bridge the cars and bikers all thankfully fully clothed, it's live television. no marine layer to worry about, clear skies, 90s across the golden gate bridge and this
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view from our rooftop toward the bay bridge nothing but clear skies outside. check the temperatures still 100 in livermore, 91 san jose. santa rosa 95. oakland 94. kids outside enjoying the beautiful weather in the south bay insert the fountains you'll probably find kids there today with temperatures in the triple digits in the santa clara valley. cooling off in san jose, lots of kids enjoying a very toasty afternoon. for this evening, still sunny at the coast for one more evening. tonight big game against the rangers. warm inland, still in the 80s even past sunset after 7:00. changes though tomorrow. big changes. low pressure moves to the north closer toward us giving us the onshore flow. all we have to do is changing the wind direction and we're going to get cooler. that happens tomorrow. then low pressure is going to park over top of us this upcoming weekend. we'll be back down to the 60s for highs near the bay for everywhere near the bay. 70s inland and there's the chance of a few rain showers next week. for tomorrow, downtown san francisco, from 94 all the way
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down to 67. inland locations only in the 80s. redwood city down to 78. napa 79. santa rosa 20 degrees cooler down to 80 degrees. we are going to cool down even more. this upcoming weekend highs inland in the upper 70s near the bay, upper 60s and there's a chance of a few rain showers next monday. and that's your cbs 5 forecast. well, in our next half hour, the bay area city with a strict new ban on smoking. and what you'll have to do in order to smoke on a sidewalk. >> setting the stage for the first presidential debate. tonight, the one thing that the candidates seem to agree on. >> i always thought they were roaming free and that's why i chose to buy them. >> but with these eggs worth the premium price is this why a bay area farm is accused of deceit.
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bay area just got approved. and first at 6:30, one of the strictest anti-smoking ordinances in the bay area just got approved. it severely restricts where people can light up including where they live. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo says, it is getting wide ranging support. >> and i find it offensive and i find it unhealthy, particularly if there are young children around. >> reporter: ever since irene curtis stopped smoking, she has hated breathing in someone else's smoke and in a community
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where few people light up, there was more than enough support for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. >> one person hasn't changed his ways. >> i think a lot of people are still going to smoke just because a lot of people are addicted to cigarettes. just because they are still >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one group collected 230,000 cigarette
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butts which is why they won't ban ashtrays. it's okay to smoke on a sidewalk if you are walking. you just can't stay in one place. >> we're hoping that it's a self-enforced --that people will ask others to put out their is not to have any heavy-handed enforcefment othis. >> reporter: they say that dispels any notion that this is a way for the city to raise money. they are not shy about admitting, if people quit smoking altogether, that's great. it's a city-endorsed shaming tactic. >> it's a little harder on us though because we do get in trouble if we smoke too close -- it's embarrassing. >> reporter: this ordinance will most likely take effect mid-november but landlords will have a full year to change the lease agreements and inform their tenants n san rafael, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. here we go. they're back! the blue angels are somewhere out there. [ laughter ] >> so fast -- oh, yeah, there they are. they look likely bugs on our screen but we have chopper 5
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up. and there's one of the blue angels. they just arrived in the bay area. they came into sfo. they are here for fleet week. the navy's precision flight team is always a fleet week highlight. and, of course, new can't make it to fleet week saturday and sunday, they will be practicing over the bay thursday and friday. you'll hear the sound of freedom all over the bay area. and like i said, the air show is on saturday and sunday. so they have arrived. they're here and it's that time of year . >> if you don't see them, listen. you'll hear them. >> we have both flown with them. it's exciting. a christian legal group wants to overturn a new state law against conversion therapy. so it's suing. the law signed by governor brown over the weekend prohibits licensed mental health professionals from practicing therapies aimed at reversing homosexuality in
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teenagers. sacramento pacific legal institute filed the suit on behalf of a pastor in san diego who says he benefited from the therapy. the lawsuit claims the law violates free speech. gay rights advocates say the therapy can psychologically harm gay and lesbian youth. they have been preparing for months. and tonight, the presidential candidates are fine-tuning their tactics ahead of their first face-off. tomorrow's debate in denver could help swing the election. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee explains, neither side wants to set the bar too high. >> reporter: that's right, dana. you want to underpromise and overdeliver especially for the first of the three presidential debates. it is considered by most pundits to be the most important because it sets the tone. and for once, both the president and the republican nominee agree on something. they are both trying to lower expectations. the stage is being set at the university of denver. the forecasts of the presidential candidates tomorrow evening will be on
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domestic policies with a heavy emphasis on the economy. both sides are already spinning. >> while president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both the president and republican nominee are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking a break at a denver chipotle with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to-head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable
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lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow on eyewitness news at 5:00 and the "cbs evening news." then there will be full debate coverage at 6:00. in other campaign 2012 news, one key group of voters
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appears to be breaking big for the president. the latest national cnn survey shows president obama has a huge lead among likely latino voters. 7 out of 10 said they will opt to reelect him. that is slightly higher than the 67% backing the president had from the same group in 2008. and democrats scored a big victory in pennsylvania today. a judge blocked the state's strict new voter id law from taking this election day. republican supporters say it would stop voter fraud. but democratic opponents argue it could keep elderly and minority voters away from the polls because some of them would not have time to get a validid. the law could still go into effect sometime next year. some voters have already cast their ballots. early voting began today in ohio. of course, a hotly contested swings state. both campaigns have get out the vote efforts going on there. and in a quinnipiac university bol redecemberred
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today, it shows that it is still a close race among likely voters. the president is up 4 points nationwide but among the independent voters the people both sides are trying to win, romney is ahead by 2 points. >> thank you. a bay area egg producer getting some heat from an animal rights group saying customers are being duped by misleading packages showing happy chickens. cbs 5 reporter linda yee says customers deserves a refund. >> reporter: it all comes down to this picture a hen and her chicks pecking away in an open field on a carton of judy's organi eggs. they are accused of false advertising and they are being sued. >> the issue is whether consumers are deceived. the picture on the packaging depicts hens roaming about a green fields. >> reporter: they usually cost
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a third more for organic. >> i look for that because i want, you know, an animal that is free and roaming free not in a cage. >> reporter: the animal rights group says that's exactly the misconception. at the farm, it's obvious the hens are not outside. >> if you look around, it speaks for itself. you see a series of sheds with thousands of hens inside them and look at the green fields and you don't see any one roaming scratching or playing out there. >> i always thought they were, you know, roaming free. that's why i chose to buy them. >> reporter: the owner of the egg farm said he would not comment until after he has read the lawsuit. a family member told me by phone that they never claimed their hens were free-range but that they were cage-free and have access to open fields. the class action lawsuit doesn't question whether the eggs are organic. it's about perception and the suit says people who pay extra for what they believed were truly free range eggs should
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get their money back. in petaluma, linda yee, cbs 5. hundreds of people sickened by salmon. company tied to a major recall. >> he passed out on the bike and hit the deck and he was dead. >> something smaller than a pencil that essentially brought her husband back to life. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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now, doctors are using a tiy heart as dr. k ill shows us, the after a heart attack, getting enough blood and oxygen to the body is critical to survival. now doctors are using a tiny heart pump. as dr. kim mulvihill shows us, the device is saving lives, hearts and families. >> reporter: curtis broome is an avid cyclist and runner. >> i was in good shape, i was in very good shape. >> reporter: but four months ago the 47-year-old collapsed on a morning ride. >> he passed out on the bike and hit the deck and he was dead. and just in a split second, my life turned upside-down. >> reporter: broome, who had no prior history of heart disease,
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had cardiac arrest >> he was really in bad shape. >> reporter: interventional cardiologist dr. richard chang says that cardiac arrest wasn't due to a heart attack. it was electrical. he had an arrhythmia that led to acute stress-induced heart failure. >> his heart was functioning at 10% so he had what we call pump failure. and he was essentially dying. >> reporter: dr. chang inserted minimally invasive heart pump, the 2.5, a miniaturized left ventricular assist device. smaller than a pencil, the device pumps blood, giving the heart a chance to rest and heal. >> i told heather, his wife, i would give him 7 to 10 days. if his heart is going to get better, it will in that time frame. if not, he will need an implantable heart pump or transplant. >> reporter: it's new technology that buys time, and it worked for broome. >> he walked out of the hospital on his own. >> reporter: he has a second chance with his own heart and a first chance at being a dad.
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>> so that's something that is precious and is priceless and is awesome. >> curtis broome was lucky. doctors removed the pump after his heart healed. other patients need a larger more permanent device, and some will go on to get a heart transplant. the broomes are expecting their first child, curtis, jr., early next year. dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5. costco has yanked smoked almon from store shelves following a salmonella outbreak in unit. tainted smoked salmon linked to a dutch supplier has sickened hundreds in the netherlands. costco is the only u.s. outlet to sell that particular brand of smoked salmon. 85 cases of the same strain have been reported in the u.s.
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since july but it's unclear how many if anything have been related to fish sold at costco. good evening, meteorologist paul deanno with you. sunset at the golden gate and bay area. live outside a significant weather change is coming up as soon as tonight as we look at the sun setting. we also have to wave good bye to the heat wave. i'm dennis o'donnell at the coliseum. last night the as had a huge champagne celebration. tonight they will have to try and prevent one. we'll have that story coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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weather time and the sun is just about to set on the hottest day of the year. i know i said it yesterday. but today was hotter. 94 degrees in downtown san francisco, warmest day in two years. beautiful shot of the bay bridge. let she show you some current temperatures because -- let me show you some current temperatures because it is toasty right before sunset. concord 96. oakland 94. livermore in the triple digits. downtown san francisco currently 83 degrees. lots of video to show you. the blue angels just flying over the bay area practicing
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their stunts. they will practice a few times during the week before the big show on saturday and sunday. are they not the best pilots in the world? i think so. saw them earlier this week in washington state. they're amazing. now i want to show you some video of the sunshine. north beach where, yes, widespread 80s and 90s in downtown san francisco a rare treat for dogs and kids and then we have the bad side of the heat, that would be the poor air quality especially in the santa clara valley. a lot of haze looking from the hills today. it was actually moderate air quality but certainly did not look that as we saw that picture from earlier today. here's some good news as we get back to an onshore flow. that's going to scour out those pollutants and right now, the official forecast is for good air quality everywhere including the santa clara valley coming up for your wednesday. big baseball game tonight the quality of baseball is excellent in the bay area. we have two teams in the play- offs. but if the as win today and tomorrow they're going to win the division. a clear very warm night for the baseball game this evening, 82 degrees your first pitch temperature. don't say that, that often for
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the oakland as but it will be very warm at the game tonight. now let's talk about the change. maybe you enjoyed or maybe you endured the past couple of days. whichever side of the coin you're on, it's gone tomorrow because low pressure is moving up the coastline. counterclockwise flow gave us the offshore flow the past couple of days. now we have the onshore flow and temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees cooler widespread tomorrow. and then with low pressure right over top of us this weekend, i know the blue angels are flying but there will be some clouds out there and highs near the bay will only be in the 60s. so what to expect, heat wave done, three days it's finished no day number 4. morning clouds, starting tomorrow, and much cooler daytime temperatures than this weekend will be, well below normal temperature-wise. tomorrow in san jose not 99. it will be only 81. concord down to 84. hayward high 77.
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los gatos 83. 79 san rafael after triple digits. san francisco going from 94 to 67. and the cooling will continue thursday through the weekend. morning clouds, afternoon sunshine near the bay highs only in the upper 60s to near 70 and next week a chance of rain monday. dennis has sports coming up. ,, you're on timeout leo!
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today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof!
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some things will. dennis is live in oakland wh the spor another important game at the coliseum tonight. dennis live in oakland with the sports report. dennis. >> yeah, it is a wonderful evening for baseball. 82 degrees. texas rangers and the oakland athletics, let's just hope there is no champagne hangover for the as last night because there is still a pennant to be won in the american league west. at the top half of the graphic, the as trail texas by a game in the division standings. they win tonight and they tie the rangers for the american league west. the division crown then would be determined tomorrow afternoon. if they don't win the division, right now, they are a half game behind baltimore for the top wild card spot. the winner of the wild card with the best record will host the one game play-off on friday. now, for just a few hours last night, the as could care less about where they were in the
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standings. a most improbable victory, many thought it would never happen back in april. never . >> it's been a story book season of the it's hard to explain. if someone would have told me in april we were going to be doing this on the first of october, i would think they were on something. >> whoo! >> here we are sitting on october 1st, the as have used 19 rookies this season. yes, they are a three-game sweep away from being a.l. west champions. >> it's a great time. >> makes it tough to get a late delay request but it's the nature of the business. ♪ [ music ] >> game one of the three-game series after 4 1/2, it's the as and rangers in a 2-2 tie. >> from an announcer's perspective it elevates this type of situation? >> well, it's very intense and you try to capture those moments as you know. >> dives into second with a double and the as have taken a
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3-2 lead! >> you live for moments like that. >> here's the delivery, swung on a flyball to center field not very deep coming on is hamilton tacking coco, the throw to the plate is not in time! as 4-2. he struck him out! and the oakland athletics are going to the post-season! >> where do you guys go from here? >> to the play-offs! >> it would be great to celebrate two days. we can do it just as good as we can now. [ screaming ] >> i think i got a little bit of his eye but we're not getting goggles. he's a rookie.
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